Internship – Nutrition Information and Knowledge Management at UNICEF

  • Internship
  • Nairobi


How Can You Make a Positive Impact?

In the 2022-2026 Kenya country program, nutrition knowledge and information management take precedence. This program aims to provide timely, high-quality evidence to inform decisions related to children, women, and adolescents. It also focuses on program performance and adjustments based on lessons learned. To realize these goals, the UNICEF Kenya country office seeks an intern’s support to optimize available data and knowledge. The intern will assist the nutrition section team in identifying, organizing, and disseminating effective and quality products to diverse target audiences, including donors, the government, and stakeholders.

Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the intern will perform the following tasks:

  • Collect and consolidate information and data from project staff and pertinent national stakeholders to create communication materials, with a specific emphasis on Nutrition Emergency data.
  • Utilize graphic design skills to create publications, fact sheets, and leaflets for projects. Also, prepare layouts for documents, reports, and communication materials produced through projects.
  • Develop imaginative, non-technical communication materials related to nutrition.
  • Contribute to updating reporting schedules, crafting reporting templates, proofreading, and formatting reports.
  • Provide logistical support for activities like organizing and reporting conferences, events, etc.
  • Apply innovative approaches and digital solutions, promoting best practices to facilitate the implementation of practical and sustainable communication strategies.
  • Assist the ECD task force secretariat through note-taking, literature review, and desk research.
  • Undertake other assigned tasks.

To Qualify as an Advocate for Every Child, You Will Need:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program, or graduation within the past two years, in fields such as Social Sciences, Planning, Information Communication Technology, Computer Science, Monitoring & Evaluation, Biostatistics, Communication, or a related technical area.
  • Experience in Public Health or Nutrition Sector Data Analysis and Research. In-country work experience and familiarity with emergencies are advantageous.
  • Prior exposure to reporting and communication is beneficial.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated excellent academic performance as evidenced by recent university or institution records.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • No immediate relatives (e.g., parents, siblings) working in any UNICEF office, and no other relatives in the line of authority to which the intern will report.
  • Fluency in English is necessary. Proficiency in another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an advantage.

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